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CHKGRP(8)		FreeBSD	System Manager's Manual		     CHKGRP(8)

NAME
     chkgrp -- check the syntax	of the group file

SYNOPSIS
     chkgrp [groupfile]

DESCRIPTION
     The chkgrp	utility	scans the given	file or, failing that, the system-wide
     group file	for errors.  Specifically, it checks that every	non-blank,
     non-comment entry is composed of four colon-separated fields, that	none
     of	them contains whitespace, and that the third field (the	group ID) is
     numeric.  It will also check for invalid characters in the	group names
     and group members.

FILES
     /etc/group	 group database	file

EXIT STATUS
     The chkgrp	utility	returns	EX_DATAERR if errors were found	in the group
     file, and EX_OK otherwise.

DIAGNOSTICS
     For each error found, chkgrp will print an	error message containing the
     name of the file being scanned and	the line number	on which the error was
     found.

SEE ALSO
     getgrent(3), group(5)

HISTORY
     The chkgrp	utility	appeared in FreeBSD 3.0.

AUTHORS
     The chkgrp	utility	and this manual	page were written by Dag-Erling
     Smorgrav <des@FreeBSD.org>.  Further functionality	was added by Liam J.
     Foy <liamfoy@dragonflybsd.org>.

BUGS
     Should check the range of the group ID.

FreeBSD	10.1			 May 26, 2005			  FreeBSD 10.1

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